Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world..." Gandhi

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  • Photo Gallery

    See videos and photos of recent SSBTR events (SSBTR Walk-a-thon, UA College of Med Charity Gala, Desert Vista 5K Run).

  • Ketogenic Diet by Dr Scheck

    "..so does this have clinical utility...it is a resounding YES.. - Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck

  • Walk-a-thon VIDEO

    If you were at last year's SSBTR Walk, you can relive the memories and maybe even see yourself. If you weren't there, come see what you missed.

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Philanthropic "Quotes"

  • “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

  • “There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.”

  • “When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.”



Brain Tumor News

  • Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial 'smart bomb'

    An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures.

  • Combination therapy found best for low-grade brain tumors

    Study found that patients with low-grade gliomas and at high risk for tumor recurrence have an overall survival of 73% after 3 years when treated with radiation plus temozolomide, a chemotherapy drug.

  • Proton Therapy for Kids

    Proton beam therapy is a very precise pinpoint form of radiation therapy. This form of therapy is especially important for children because they are more susceptible to the side effects from the radiation therapy.

  • Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

    Successful treatment shows how precision medicine — tailoring therapy to each patient's genetic needs — is beginning to transform cancer care.

  • Brain path for tricky tumors

    A new tool is allowing doctors better access to those hard-to-reach sections of the brain, using a minimally-invasive approach to remove lesions.

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SSBTR in the News